How To Run A Theatre

How To Run A Theatre

Ever wanted to run a theatre? Thought you might try your hand at managing a venue? Join Artistic Director of the Drayton Arms Theatre, Audrey Thayer, for a full day workshop covering the following and more...

- Types of venues

- Building a programme

- Marketing and PR

- Assembling a team 

- Funding, budgeting, and hire structures

- Health and safety


Following the workshop will be a Q&A with Artistic Directors of other venues - to be announced shortly!


About Audrey Thayer

Audrey graduated in 2015 from Chapman University after earning degrees in both Theatre Studies and English Literature. She has worked for many professional theatre companies in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, including The Children's Theatre Company, The Jungle Theatre, and Stages Theatre Company, as well as written and produced her own work over the years.
Previously Audrey worked as Assistant Producer at Theatre503, before moving on to freelance produce several shows in early 2017. She has worked at the Drayton as an active member of the artistic team for three years, taking over as Artistic Director in November 2016.

About Part of the Main

Part of the Main, a Drayton Arms Resident Company, is dedicated to advancing the careers and opportunities for women in the UK theatre industry. Part of the Grid is our new initiative to provide practical and affordable theatre skills workshops designed for anyone at any level. Learn more about our mission and our past productions on our website, If you have questions about the courses, email us at

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Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 420 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • None